Political groups putting big money in Kansas race - KOAM TV 7

Political groups putting big money in Kansas race

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Political groups are playing an outsized role in the congressional race for south-central Kansas.

Campaign finance reports released Tuesday show former congressman Todd Tiahrt has raised nearly $125,000 since announcing in late May that he would challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo for the 4th District House seat. As the incumbent, Pompeo had more than $2.1 million in campaign cash at the time. Pompeo has not released his latest finance report.

But candidate finance reports only show part of the money spent on the race.

On Tuesday, Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity began airing the first of more than $409,000 worth of television and radio ads praising Pompeo.

A super PAC calling itself Kansans for Responsible Government has spent more than $162,000 in ads favoring Tiahrt in the 4th District race.

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